FWW: Exploring Our Urban Watershed

July 27, 2019 10:30am to 2:30pm

Explore what lives in our waters and what indicators we use to determine the health of our waterways. You will collect water samples and discover some of the microscopic mysteries in the Schuylkill River. You will also learn what we do on land to protect our rivers and its wildlife. After the lesson, you will be able to take what you learned onto the river in a kayak! Kayak tours include instructions on how to kayak, so beginners are welcome.* 

Program Schedule:
10:30am Meet at Fairmount Waterworks Interpretive Center (Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center, 640 Water Works Drive, Philadelphia)     
12:00pm Break for Lunch (provided by FWWIC)
12:30pm Leave FWWIC for Guided Walk on Schuylkill Banks
1:00pm Meet at Walnut Street Dock for Kayaking
2:30pm Return to Walnut Street Dock

This free program is geared towards families and young adults ages 12-18. Lunch will be provided. Seating is limited, therefore registration is required. You can register by emailing heather.saeger@srdc.net or by calling 215-309-5523 extension 103. All participants must sign a kayak waiver. Anyone under the age of 18 must also have a parent or guardian sign their kayak waiver. Download the kayak waiver here


The environmental education program is supported in part by a grant from the Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation

Learn more about Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center here.

Learn more about kayaking with Hidden River Outfitters here.


*Children under age 8 are not permitted to kayak, but can still participate in the program at FWWIC. Participants age 8-12 must kayak in a tandem kayak with an adult. 


Visit the Schuylkill Banks website for more details about this event. 

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